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HER Number:MDV32915
Name:Five Drinking Troughs and two Shelters for Quarry Traffic approximately 15 metres west of Hill Farm

Summary

Two drinking troughs and two shelters for quarry traffice approx 15m nw of hill farmhouse, 19th century. Random stone rubble forming retaining wall to steeply rising bank behind. Built towards brow of hill by roadside on the route connecting venn quarries to the barnstaple/south molton road. Five narrow drinking holes with two deeper niches for shelter. These holes are narrow oblong openings in the retaining wall giving access to channelled stream. Two basket arches to shelter entrances. See doe list for further details (doe).

Location

Grid Reference:SS 581 311
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLandkey
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLANDKEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/17/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TROUGH (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV330557.

Two drinking troughs and two shelters for quarry traffice approx 15m nw of hill farmhouse, 19th century. Random stone rubble forming retaining wall to steeply rising bank behind. Built towards brow of hill by roadside on the route connecting venn quarries to the barnstaple/south molton road. Five narrow drinking holes with two deeper niches for shelter. These holes are narrow oblong openings in the retaining wall giving access to channelled stream. Two basket arches to shelter entrances. See doe list for further details (doe).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV66375.

Doe/hhr:landkey/(18/3/1988)64.


Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants, 1992, The Disused Cottage and Outbuildings at Hill Farm, Landkey, Devon, 2, 3; Plate 25 (Report - Survey). SDV351609.

A 19th century stone rubble retaining wall contains a butterwell with a cast-iron door, a series of niches which provided drinking troughs fed by a stream, and a couple of shelters. All except the butterwell were apparently provided for the horses carrying quarried stone over the ridge.


Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV330557Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV351609Report - Survey: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. 1992. The Disused Cottage and Outbuildings at Hill Farm, Landkey, Devon. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K381. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2, 3; Plate 25.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website. [Mapped feature: #18903 ]
SDV66375Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2014 10:25AM